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International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
By Ruth Warick and Carole Willans

Did you know that the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is a General Member of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH), an international non-governmental organization representing the interests of more than 360 million hard of hearing people worldwide?

Expanding the Model for Auditory Rehabilitation: A Consumer Perspective
By Marilyn O. Dahl, OBC, PHD
The professional approach to auditory rehabilitation has a solid research base.  In contrast, the consumer approach is an empirical one, focused on proactively dealing with the factors who know from experience affect adults with hearing loss.  It is our opinion that the rehabilitation model currently practiced in the professional approach is not effective enough for most hard of hearing people.

Barrier Free Cities Project
By Daria Valkenburg

The hard of hearing can come up with a gazillion examples of the many annoyances and frustrations through which we navigate daily life.  Help may be on its way though!  There is a movement to eliminate many barriers to the enjoyment of daily life, in a project called “Barrier Free Cities.”


  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
  • World Congress of Audiology
  • Making the “Invisible Disability” Visible in Charlottetown

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